Today's News

  • What will it take to address income inequality

    Lee Hamilton

    Thoughts on Congress


    When the history of this year’s presidential campaign is written, one of its more remarkable features will be that candidates of both parties feel it necessary to talk about income inequality. Surely that makes this a watershed moment.

  • Snow, deicing agents and plants

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    Up until recently our mild winter has seen little snow. Snow has an insulating effect which is particularly useful when we have frigid temperatures; otherwise it can be a joy to snow lovers and a nuisance to those who would rather be “snow birds.”

  • Dr. Richard Moss to run for 8th Congressional District seat

    JASPER –  Dr. Richard Moss of Jasper has announced he will seek the nomination as representative for Indiana’s 8th Congressional District in the May 3 Republican primary. 

    He believes Republican leadership in Washington has strayed from the voters that sent them there. The American people gave the Republican Party both houses of Congress and large majorities of governorships and state legislatures, a stunning repudiation of President Barack Obama.

  • Another forest pest looms

    Editor’s Note: This article was written by Chris Thornton, a Hoosier National Forest silviculturist.


    As I write this, if I look closely, I can see the start of woodpeckers attacking ash trees as they feast on emerald ash borer larvae chewing away under the bark. We should see woodpecker damage from their feeding on this pest over the winter as the beetle has moved across the southern part of the state, infesting trees in its wake.

  • Branchville Correctional Facility recognizes employees of the quarter

    BRANCHVILLE – The Branchville Employee Appreciation Team is proud to announce Branchville Correctional Facility’s Employees of the Quarter. They are:

    • Supervisor of the Quarter: Kelly Hubert.  She is a Unit Team manager at the facility.  She began her career at Branchville in 2007.

    “Kelly Hubert is in a position that can really shape the facility and its culture,” Superintendent Kathy Alvey said. “She is a very hard worker and is a go to person.  She is well deserving of this award.”

  • County outside of avian flu danger zone


    Staff Writer


    PERRY COUNTY – The Indiana State Board of Animal Health was notified Jan. 15 that poultry from a commercial turkey farm in Dubois County had tested positive for the highly pathogenic H7N8 strain of avian influenza. A less fatal form of avian flu was detected in several other farms near the community of Dubois.

  • Police: Thief drives off in SUV with its owner still hanging on




    TELL CITY – A Tell City man stubbornly tried to prevent his sport-utility vehicle from being stolen Thursday night, going as far as hanging to the running board while the alleged thief was behind the wheel. The SUV crashed, police said. The owner was not seriously hurt and the suspect went to jail.

  • Snow day adventure
  • Ladies Lenten prayer coffee events begin Feb. 13

    PERRY COUNTY – The Ladies Lenten prayer coffees will begin Saturday, Feb. 13.  All coffees will be from 9 to 10 a.m.

    All women and children are welcome. There will be light refreshments served followed by a program.

    There will be an offering taken at each session. At the final session, those attending will determine which local charity will receive the offering. The full schedule is:

    Feb. 13, Tell City First United Methodist Church

    Feb. 20, Tell City First Baptist Church

  • Anna Victoria Heeke

    Vicky and Brent Heeke of Evansville, announce the birth of their daughter Anna Victoria Heeke on Jan. 1, 2016 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville. She weighed 7 pounds and 6 ounces and was 20 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Becky and David Wood of Sugarland, Texas. Paternal grandparents are Martha and Frank Heeke of Evanston.

    The mother is the former Vicky Wood.

    Anna was welcomed home by her siblings John, 14, Daniel, 13, Benjamin, 11, Joseph, 9, David, 7, Michael, 5, Stephen, 4, and Luke, 2.